The State Bank of Hyderabad Act,1956
Section 26. Acquisition of business of other banks
(1) The Hyderabad Bank may, with the previous approval of the Reserve Bank, and shall, if so directed by the Reserve Bank with the previous approval of the Central Government, enter into negotiations for acquiring the business, including the assets and liabilities of any other banking institution.
(2) If the terms and conditions relating to the acquisition of any such banking institution are approved by the Board of Directors of the Hyderabad Bank and the directorate or management of the banking institution concerned and are also approved by the Reserve Bank, they shall be submitted to the Central Government and, if sanctioned by that Government by order in writing, shall, notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Act or the Companies Act,1956 (1 of 1956), or the Banking Companies Act,1949 (10 of 1949), or in any other law for the time being in force or in the memorandum or articles of association or other document regulating the constitution, of the banking institution, be operative and binding on the Hyderabad Bank and the banking institution as well as their shareholders and creditors, if any.
(3) On the day fixed in this behalf in the order of sanction made by the Central Government under sub-section (2), such assets and liabilities of the banking institution as are specified therein shall, by virtue of this section stand transferred to, and be vested in, or as the case may be, become the liabilities of, the Hyderabad Bank.